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defensive walls
Pompeii is surrounded by defensive walls and towes placed at irregular intervals
entrances into Pompeii
There were 8 entrances into Pompeii e.g. the Marina Gate
Firoelli
Devised the 3 number system for recording and identifying houses by splitting the site into 9 regions, then insulae, then allotting a specific building number
Heavy Greek influence
layout of the streets were narrow, divided into city blocks
Polygonal blocks
Enabled citizens to cross the road without stepping on the sewage that overflowed into the gutter when it rained. Standardised so carts could fit easily through the blocks
Via dell' Abbondanza
Principal road running the length of the town in Pompeii
Roman legislation
streets had to be a minimum of 5 meters wide
Herculaneum houses
larger, because so many roman Senators lived there
Herculaneum Defensive walls
Not as structurall efficient and tall as Pompeii's
roads in Pompeii
Less traffic and more efficient draining systems
Via dell'Abbondanza
Main road of Pompeii
Conjectural Maps of Pompeii showing Fiorelli's systematic method of identifying buildings
Fiorelli's revolutionary system